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7th Grade Language Arts: Punctuation & Grammar - Chapter Summary
By making their way through the video lessons in this chapter, seventh graders can reinforce what they've learned about punctuation and grammar in language arts class. The lessons cover the types of punctuation and the rules to follow for using them correctly in sentences. Students can watch the videos, read lesson transcripts and take self-assessment quizzes. The chapter exam also gives them, and you, guidance on how well they've retained the punctuation rules.
Chapter Lessons and Objectives
|Capitalization Rules in Writing||Students learn when to capitalize words in their writing.|
|Punctuation: Using Colons, Semicolons & Periods||The instructor explains how to properly use periods, colons and semicolons in sentences.|
|Commas: Correct Usage & Basic Rules||Students learn the function of commas and how to use them in their writing.|
|Comma Usage: Avoid Confusion in Clauses & Contrasting Sentence Parts||Students focus on using commas in sentences' clauses and contrasting parts.|
|Question Mark: Definition, Use & Quiz||This lesson focuses on when and when not to use a question mark to end sentences.|
|Exclamation Mark: Use, Meaning & Quiz||Students learn appropriate uses of the exclamation mark in their writing.|
|Apostrophe: Use, Examples & Quiz||Students discover the purpose of the apostrophe and some common usage errors that writers make.|
|Parentheses and Dashes: Correct Usage||In this lesson, students learn ways to correctly use parentheses and dashes in sentences.|
|Using Hyphens, Brackets, Ellipses & Quotation Marks||The instructor discusses how hyphens, brackets, ellipses and quotation marks are used to clarify meaning in sentences.|
|How to Use and Interpret Hyphenation Conventions||Students learn what the hyphen is and how it should be used in their writing.|
|The Purposes of the Ellipsis and Dashes||This lesson offers additional facts about the ellipsis and the types of dashes.|
1. Capitalization Rules in Writing
Capitalization is a very important concept in standard grammar in the written form of the English language. Watch this video lesson to learn what capitalization is and when to use it.
2. Punctuation: Using Colons, Semicolons & Periods
Periods, colons, and semicolons all have the ability to stop a sentence in its tracks, but for very different purposes. In this lesson, learn how and why we use them in our writing.
3. Commas: Correct Usage & Basic Rules
Think that you know commas? You may be surprised. Even the most experienced writers have problems remembering all the rules. Learn the basics of comma usage in this first of two lessons on the comma.
4. Comma Usage: Avoid Confusion in Clauses & Contrasting Sentence Parts
Learn more about comma usage from the pros! There are just too many ways to use the comma (it's a basic punctuation mark, after all) to fit in one sentence. Watch here to learn about some of the more common traps students fall into when trying to put commas in the right place.
5. Question Mark: Definition & Use
A question mark (?) is a form of punctuation placed at the end of a sentence. Its main purpose is to specify a query or question. In this lesson, we will take a look at when you should and should not use a question mark in your writing.
6. Exclamation Mark: Use & Meaning
The exclamation mark (!), also called the exclamation point, is a form of punctuation that is sometimes used at the end of a single word, phrase or complete sentence. Its goal is to express an extremely strong and intense statement.
7. Apostrophe: Use & Examples
In this lesson, we will learn about the apostrophe and how it's useful to us. See a few examples of common apostrophe mistakes and learn how to correct them.
8. Parentheses and Dashes: Correct Usage
Parentheses and dashes are two different (but often confused) ways of setting off a chunk of information within a sentence - do you know how to use them correctly?
9. Using Hyphens, Brackets, Ellipses & Quotation Marks
Writing not only consists of letters and words but many forms of punctuation. Watch this video lesson to learn about four types of punctuation: hyphens, brackets, ellipses, and quotation marks.
10. How to Use and Interpret Hyphenation Conventions
In this lesson, we will define hyphens, discuss the rules for using a hyphen correctly, and then explain why a hyphen is important for clarity in your writing.
11. The Purposes of the Ellipsis and Dashes
In this lesson, we will learn when and how to use ellipses, en dashes and em dashes. These can be used to indicate a pause or a break in text. Ellipses can also be used to indicate an omission of text.
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- 7th Grade Language Arts: Using Source Materials
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